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Newsletter 8: November 2nd, 2020

Spring 2021 Registration

Registration season is upon us once again! Here are the registration dates so you don't forget:
  • Seniors (90+ credits) - Tuesday, November 2, 8 AM MDT.
  • Juniors (60-89 credits) - Thursday, November 5, 8 AM MDT.
  • Sophomores (30-59 credits) - Monday, November 9, 8 AM MDT.
  • Freshmen (0-29 credits) - Wednesday, November 11, 8 AM MDT.
Make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms to account for the timezone differences wherever you are! If you need any help with the system SUU has for registration, check out this video and this video :)

Also, if you're a freshman, don't forget to meet with your advisor to remove the RAC that prevents you from registering! If you have any questions or are having difficulty registering, feel free to contact any of your Beacons:
Happy registering!

Fully-Funded Public Service Fellowship for College Juniors

The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Program is accepting applications for the Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship! This is a rigorous academic graduate-level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship is to prepare students to obtain a Master’s or joint degree, in public policy, public administration, international affairs, or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate involvement in working to improve historically underserved or underrepresented communities. Applicants for this cycle must graduate with their first bachelor's degree between December 2021 and August 2022. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2020.

Here are some pertinent links about the program and the fellowship:

If you have any more questions, please contact Executive Director Simone Gbolo at ppia.office@ppiaprogram.org.

SUWA's Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is holding their Autumn 2020 Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest for BIPOC students in all areas of study. Students are invited to write a 750-1250 word essay on the topic of "land stewardship" or "trust in the more-than-human world" for a chance to win a cash scholarship for your educational endeavors. One grand prize scholar will be awarded $1000 for their essay, and two semi-finalists will be awarded $500 each.

Eligible students are those who:
  1. Are self-identified as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color
  2. Live in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, or a Tribal Nation in the region
  3. Are enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate at a college or university, technical school or vocational institution in the Spring 2021 academic year.
The scholarship application period opened September 22, 2020 and closes on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM PST.

For more information, please visit
SUWA's website, or email them at scholar@suwa.org.

If you need any help with this essay, please feel free to let Donnie, Landry, or any of the Beacons know. You can also ask Hayden Coombs, a Professor for the Communications department here at SUU. He has extended his help to all students, and you can reach him at
haydencoombs@suu.edu or (503) 779-8457. We are all more than happy to help!

Indian Training Education Center Funding Opportunity

The Indian Training Education Center (ITEC) is a federally funded WIOA program serving Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Hawaiian Natives living in Utah. ITEC serves students in High School/GED, College or other training programs.

ITEC provides a monthly stipend to students based on grades, attendance and total hours/credits. It is about $400/mo for a fulltime/12cr student. ITEC can also provide assistance with books, fees, transportation and other school related expenses. To qualify for services students must be low income, have proof of their descent, live in Utah, and be able to complete what they are working on within approximately 9 months or two semesters.

T
he Indian Training Education Center is fully operating and continuing to offer funding to current students, and are taking new students who will be graduating Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.
 
For more information  please feel free to contact the ITEC office or MarJean Elder at 801-973-6484.

Internship Opportunities with the Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is offering paid internships at their offices. There are three different programs, each managed by a different office with different benefits and program details.
  • AVS STEM Student Program. This summer program aims to host students who are studying in the STEM fields and are interested in pursuing aviation-related careers. It will give these students opportunities to capitalize on their academic studies through meaningful work and developmental activities. They may also be able to earn academic credit for their internships. To be eligible for this paid internship, you must be a U.S. citizen, and accepted for seeking enrollment or are enrolled in a university. To apply, submit a copy of your resume and transcript to 9-AVS-STEMProgram@faa.gov.
  • FAA Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program. This year-round program provides internship opportunities to students from historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, colleges and universities with a high percentage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Native American colleges and universities, and to students with disabilities. To be eligible for this paid opportunity, you must be a U.S. citizen, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to faainternprogram@faa.gov.
  • DOT Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups. The student application portal for the DOT’s 2021 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) Program is now live. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2021.  Students can access the portal by clicking here: https://twc.edu/programs/summer-transportation-internship-program-diverse-groups.

CDI Student of the Month

The CDI is excited to highlight Dominique Erwin as our student of the month for September!

Dominique, or "Dom," as most people call her, is a Senior studying Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She was nominated because she is a great friend and one of the friendly faces that make our space feel welcoming, exemplifying the CDI's mission of creating a space in which everyone feels welcome, regardless of their background or ethnicity.
There's still time, so don't forget to nominate a deserving student for October HERE!

Events








Election Watch Party
Looking for a safe space to watch the election results but don't want to do it alone? Come to the CDI (ST 101) on Tuesday, November 3 from 7 to 9 PM for exactly that. Snacks and good company will be provided, so come on over!

Native American Heritage Week
November marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. Come join the Native American Student Association in celebrating and spreading knowledge about Native American culture in the following events:
  • "Wind River" Movie Screening on Monday, November 2 at 6 PM in ED 104. "Wind River" is a murder mystery film where a veteran U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.
  • MMIWG2SM on Tuesday, November 3 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Center Living Room. MMIWG2SM stands for "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit." This event, along with the 'Wind River" film, raises awareness for the high number of Indigenous women who are raped and murdered.
  • Hand Game Demonstration on Wednesday, November 4 from 6 to 8 PM in the Starlight Room.
  • Information Day on Thursday, November 5 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Center Living Room.
  • Native American Showcase on Friday, November 6 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Center Living Room.

Interview Workshop with Brandon Street
Have a job interview coming up? Looking for tips and tricks to help you ace it and land that job? Look no further! The Career Center and the CDI are holding an event with Brandon Street where you can learn proper interview etiquette and brush up on your interviewing skills. This event will be taking place on Tuesday, 
November 10, from 4 to 5 PM in BUS 120. See you there!

Club Meetings

African Union Club
Every other Friday, 5 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Asian American Student Alliance
Every other Monday, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Black Student Union
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Latinx Student Alliance
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM at the CDI (St 102)
Middle East Club
Fridays, 4:30 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Native American Student Association
Tuesdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Polynesian Club
Every First Monday, 5 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Pride and Equality Club
Thursdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

UndocuMigrant Alliance
Thursdays, 8 PM at the CDI (ST 102)

Our Clubs

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Anthony Musimbi
C
ontact: anthy.andy@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: David Nguyen
Contact: dhn206@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Dominique Erwin
Contact: dominiqueerwin@suumail.net
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Hunter Cordova
Contact: hunter.cordova@me.com
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Middle East Club (MEC)
Club President: Abdulelah (Abdul) Fakhrani
Contact: middleeastsuu@gmail.com
Social Media: Middle East SUU Facebook, IG/Twitter @middleeastsuu

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Mahala Sutherland
Contact: mahalasutherland@gmail.com

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu

Polynesian Club
Club President: Victor Ledua
Contact: 
leduavictor98@gmail.com
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Victor Carvajal-Lopez
Contact: victorcarvajallopez@suumail.net
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Erick Peña
Contact: erickthepena@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @uma_suu








OUR MISSION
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)

The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.

CONTACT US
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101 and 102
diversity@suu.edu
435.865.8761


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